Pedestrians Struck in Hit-and-Run
A man and a woman are transported to area hospitals, one with potentially serious injuries.
Two pedestrians were struck in a hit-and-run accident on Main Street Tuesday night, one of whom was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital with what appeared to be a serious head injury.
Rescue workers arrived at 162 Main St., in front of the Greenwich Hotel, just before midnight after a 911 call reporting a pedestrian hit by a car. Fire and rescue personnel actually found two victims at the scene — a 40-year-old woman with a lower leg injury, and a 49-year-old man, who was unconscious and looked to have a serious head injury, according to EG Fire Chief Peter Henrikson.
The car that hit the two had fled the scene, Henrikson said.
The man was taken to Rhode Island Hospital and the woman was transported to Kent County Hospital. Officials are not releasing the victims' names at this time. There is not yet any information on an arrest. Stay with East Greenwich Patch for more information as it comes available.